In the afternoon, it was raining, but I figured I could swing by the America--Remembers- Silk City Micro 1 geocache in West Side Park in Paterson. I'd been there before but I couldn't figure out the code. This time, I ignored the code. Instead, I used the hints and checked the likely objects in the area one at a time until I found it. So it wasn't too difficult. However, the Passaic River scenery was rather gloomy.
Then I knew the Chinese supermarket would be open today, so I went there. Because it's a Sunday, they had everything. So I got fried noodles and porridge (for breakfast) and roast pork buns, which happened to be on sale. Also got some unusual cookies, which will be a surprise because I've never had those before. (My shopping strategy: pick items at random from the discount section)
1. Found a $10 bill behind the file cabinet. I think that's the first tangible benefit I got from cleaning up this place.
2. While posting the Atlantic City photos to Flickr, I noticed that I was doing a lot of repetitive work to convert the coordinates to geotags for Geobloggers. I was:
- copying the topozone link from the cache page
- pasting to Vim
- running a Vim macro to convert that into geotags
- copying the geotags from Vim
- pasting to Flickr
Then I remembered that K-Meleon now has a real scripting language under the hood, so I wondered if I can write a Lua script to bridge topozone to Flickr. That led to this macro, which essentially replaces the first 4 steps above with a right-click menu item that puts the geotag into the clipboard.
3. Planning a second overnight trip, this time to Delaware. Hope it doesn't rain on those two days. (But I'll probably go anyway.)